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Upcoming maintenance on Sandbox [.fr]

Tuesday 09 March 2021 00:00:00

Upcoming maintenance on Sandbox [.fr]

Monday, March 15, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 5:00PM, and Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Afnic carries out a maintenance operation on its network equipment: 

Sandbox [.fr], interruption of the following services during the maintenance periods: 

  • Whois (43, 80,443)
  • DAS
  • Institutional website
  • PARL Platforms
  • EPP
  • Extranet

Our apologies for the inconvenience. 

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Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. The registry has been appointed by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic also manages the .re (Reunion Island), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) French Overseas TLDs.
In addition to managing French TLDs, Afnic's role is part of a wider public interest mission, which is to contribute on a daily basis, thanks to the efforts of its teams and its members, to a secure and stable internet, open to innovation and in which the French internet community plays a leading role. As part of that mission, Afnic, a non-profit organization, donates 90% of its profits to its Foundation for Digital Solidarity. Afnic is also the back-end registry for the companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD, such as .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf.
Established in 1997 and based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Afnic currently has 80 employees.